In 2019 Booking.com was names #1 in the Financial Times Diversity List out of 700 employers assessed on diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation.As we approach our third year of having a centre of excellence dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing, and employee volunteerism we find ourselves taking a broader role across our organisation but also our corporate portfolio. As such, we are looking to add a seasoned professional with deep global D&I experience.
As a Head of Diversity & Inclusion you are responsible for thought leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of Inclusion, Diversity, & Belonging (IDB) strategy & programs. This role is responsible for leading and driving cross business strategy, communications, interventions, and initiatives that create and foster an open and inclusive environment for the organisation in a global environment.
You bring deep experience within this field, in building internal and external programs, and supporting internal stakeholders, including our executive committee, to deliver on IDB initiatives across a global multi-office environment.
This role is preferably based in our Global HQ in Amsterdam, but open to location.
Function as a second to our Global Director Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, Wellbeing, and Volunteerism in the creation of strategy.
Drive the building of high performing teams by connecting the business needs to IDB opportunities.
Proactively evaluate and predict strategic interventions where Booking.com needs to develop and critically evaluate impact against industry standards and innovations particularly in the areas of leadership competency & well-being/mental health.
Coach senior leaders (Director/Global Director) in enabling their inclusion journey and deployment strategy to drive high functioning teams
Drive our Leadership Learning Team to develop Inclusion as a “Leadership Competency”
Develop a strategic organisational competency in the areas of Well-Being & Mental Health to enable our people to achieve their best
Drive strategic alignment with our Leadership, Learning and Talent, Benefits, and HR Director teams to include the topics and maximise organisational leverage/impact
Contribute to the development of our enhanced People data strategy and success metrics, and continuously track, to ensure an equal and diverse spread of people across the organisation
Drive knowledge and expertise with various senior stakeholders in the People department to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the organisation
Lead business unit development of IDB goals both in product and colleague interventions
Work with the internal communications team create awareness around our diversity statement
Your experience and skills:
5-10 years of relevant work experience in a Diversity & Inclusion focused role is highly desirable
Experience with building global programs while understanding the complexity of local differences across the globe
Experience in working in a multi stakeholder environment and continuous representing all stakeholders and their needs
Experience managing up to include senior leaders
Previous experience in the areas of social justice, identity theory, equality programs, etc.
Previous experience in a fast paced commercial and international environment (preferably e-commerce)
Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills in English
Strong organisational and program management skills
Ability to translate business strategies into practical solutions that strengthen our core values
Ability to influence and align stakeholders and define clear goals and progress
Ability to work independently to plan and prioritise workload in line with business needs
Strong employee experience focus and proactive attitude
An educational background in Human Resources, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, or other human related field is highly desirable